Venezuela and the Dominican Republic were among the other contenders in the top 3.
India’s Harnaz Sandhu, last year’s title holder. Came on stage and crowned Miss Gabrielle.
Miss Rai, 25, won the Miss Diva Universe pageant last year and finished third in 2021, losing to Sandhu. Actresses Sushmita Sen (1994) and Lara Dutta (2000) are the only other Indians.
To have won the Universe title.
Born in Mangaluru, Karnataka, Ms. Rai’s ‘Sone Ki Chidiya’ outfit was inspired. By the “miraculous depiction of India as a golden bird that symbolizes.
The richness of our rich cultural heritage with the spiritual. Essence of living in harmony with diversity“.